The latest trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice shows some of the narrative behind the upcoming Sengoku inpsired title. Not only do we get to hear new character speak but we also learn a little of main character’s backstory.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gets a New Story Trailer
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is going to release next month and gearing up to the release, FromSoftware the developer as well as Activision the publisher drop a new story trailer. This short video follows a flash back of Sekiro or “One-armed wolf” as a child. Stranded on a bloody battlefield, a man who appears and takes this novice under his wing. The man who becomes his master is known as the Owl. As the memory comes to an end we see Sekiro in the present, now an adult seemingly reflecting on his past as his master now recounts the memory. The Owl says a line that adds gravity to the scene while placing his hand on Sekiro’s shoulder:
That day I pulled you from the battle field, I had no idea what you’d become.
This leaves us wondering if his master is completely pleased with Sekiro’s transformation as his tone may suggest otherwise, or he could be just astounded at how far he’s come.
We did get to hear about the The Owl in a previous trailer that was shown at The Tokyo Game Show 2018, where the Ashina Clan Warrior addresses Sekiro as the “Son of Owl” but this is the first time we get to see him in person.
Sekiro doesn’t seem to be like most FromSoftware games where players have had to dig deep into the games lore to extract the narrative, or piece together discoveries to build a backstory. The developer has taken a different tact offering more of the narrative upfront which can be seen in this latest trailer. That doesn’t go to say that they won’t have a secret or two hidden within the game.
While From has shared some similarities with their previous titles such as the hub area known as The Dilapidated Temple, there are some differences including more freedom when it comes exploration of the world, previously saying “the world really opens up and you have a great deal of choice…”
You can check out the screenshots and story preview trailer below:
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice releases next month on March 22 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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